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Posts Tagged: Ranchers

SFREC Hosts 5th Annual Beef & Range Field Day

Clint Tipton shows students the hydraulic cattle chute.

On Thursday October 4th, Sierra Foothill REC hosted its 5th Annual Beef & Range Field Day for high school students enrolled in FFA & 4-H. Following an inspirational keynote address discussing possibilities after high school in...

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:14 AM
Tags: Beef Cattle (17), Education (13), FFA (3), Outreach (14), Ranchers (30), Range Management (3), SFREC (24), UCANR (23), Workshop (12)

Researcher Spotlight: Managing Rangelands for the Bad Times as Well as the Good

Figure 2. Total cover and biomass responses to rainfall and grazing legacy over three years (± SE). Dark squares indicate a legacy of moderate grazing – which created a diverse mix of grass and forb species - and light circles indicate a legacy of low grazing – which shifted the community to only dominant grasses.

Over the last few years Californians have grappled with how to manage lands during times of both drought and plentiful rainfall. At SFREC and on Central Valley rangelands, one question is whether management that promotes high forage in wet years alters...

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 8:23 AM
  • Author: Lauren Hallett
  • Author: Katharine Suding

Irrigated Pasture Forage Production Project

Figure 1: H11-21, Cage B, 4-6 inches treatment on the left and Total Forage Production treatment on the right. Photo credit: Nikolai Schweitzer

The Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center in Browns Valley, CA utilizes 130 acres of summer irrigated pasture for cattle grazing. SFREC's irrigation water is supplied by a local water district via pipelines and open ditch distribution...

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11:06 AM
  • Author: Nikolai Schweitzer

Beef and Range Field Day

Congressman Garamendi gives keynote address to high school students

On Wednesday, October 5th, SFREC hosted over 170 high school students enrolled in FFA and 4-H programs across six counties for the 3rd Annual Beef & Range Field Day. Students had the unique opportunity to engage with UC researchers and...

UCCE Farm Advisor, Roger Ingram, evaluates soil properties with students
UCCE Farm Advisor, Roger Ingram, evaluates soil properties with students

UCCE Farm Advisor, Roger Ingram, evaluates soil properties with students

Dr. Roberto Sainz discusses ruminant nutritional requirements
Dr. Roberto Sainz discusses ruminant nutritional requirements

Dr. Roberto Sainz discusses ruminant nutritional requirements

Dr. John Angelos reveals the latest research in the development of a vaccine to prevent pink eye in cattle
Dr. John Angelos reveals the latest research in the development of a vaccine to prevent pink eye in cattle

Dr. Nancy Martin, DVM works with students to assess the health of several cow-calf pair.
Dr. Nancy Martin, DVM works with students to assess the health of several cow-calf pair.

Dr. Nancy Martin, DVM works with students to assess the health of several cow-calf pair.

Farm Advisor, Jeff Stackhouse speaks to students about the use of technology in livestock and wildlife management
Farm Advisor, Jeff Stackhouse speaks to students about the use of technology in livestock and wildlife management

Farm Advisor, Jeff Stackhouse speaks to students about the use of technology in livestock and wildlife management

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:53 AM
Tags: Beef Cattle (17), Education (13), Outreach (14), Ranchers (30), Range Management (3), UCANR (23), Workshop (12)

Research Spotlight: Chico State, Sierra Nevada Brewery and SFREC partner on byproduct utilization as a supplement for grazing beef cows

Cows enjoying the wet brewers grain.

Over the past 15 years there has been an increase in the craft beers trade and contruction of micro-breweries throughout the North State. One of the byproducts of the brewing process is wet brewers grain (WBG), which must be disposed of in a biohazard...

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 10:28 AM
  • Author: Rebecca Swanson, CSU, Chico Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Author: Kasey DeAtley, Assistant Professor of Animal and Range Science

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